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Wellbeing Case Worker

University of Leicester

Location: Leicester
Salary: £28,756 to £33,309 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021
Job Ref: 4003

Vacancy terms:

Full time, maternity cover contract until 24/11/2022 or the return of the existing post holder, whichever is the sooner

Hours per week:


Advert closes midnight on:

25 Oct 2021

About the role

Established in 1948 our counselling service was one of the first for a University in the UK and we have a heritage of pioneering Student Wellbeing. Working from both home and campus, you will provide a coordinated case management support structure for identified students along with giving expert advice for a range of individual cases. You will ensure that actions are implemented in a timely and appropriate way, that the University's duty of care is fully considered and that the student is supported from initial outreach contact, potential discloser to disciplinary action if required.

As part of our Awareness and Prevention work, you will also be proactively working with students and staff to promote the services available through a variety of awareness sessions.

About you

As the ideal candidate, you will be educated to a degree level or equivalent or have significant experience in a directly comparable role. You will be able to demonstrate a successful track record of supporting individuals combined with in-depth understanding of needs of a diverse student population and possess significant experience of networking, relationship management and collaborative working with stakeholders. The ability to apply independent judgement and use own professional expertise is essential.

The University is rich in the diversity of our students and we particularly welcome candidates from the BAME community.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Liz Jennings on 

Applications for job share will be considered.

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the appointee will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, an appointment to this post will be subject to checking through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The successful applicant for this post will therefore be required to give consent for the University to check and obtain appropriate clearance with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of an enhanced disclosure.

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